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Knossos: A Novel of Ancient Crete

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lauragill
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Knossos: A Novel of Ancient Crete

Postby lauragill » Thu May 15th, 2014, 6:44 pm

272,000 words and two years later, I'm finally done with KNOSSOS and can start reading for pleasure again.

About the novel:

Knossos.

The legendary Labyrinth.

Go back millennia to a time when Knossos was the jewel of Crete, center of commerce and pilgrimage. A Neolithic sea captain is driven to find a new homeland for his people when the neighboring tribes turn against them. Proud, ambitious priests and priestesses rule Crete through its many gods. Daidalos, a wronged architect, builds the Labyrinth after a devastating personal tragedy; his successors, the priest-architects of Daidalos, are charged with expanding and glorifying his master work. A dutiful scribe attends the dead after a natural disaster of world-changing fury. A dynasty of Mycenaean conquerors changes Crete, for good or ill. And a crazed girl’s passion and the mysterious bull-man of the Labyrinth will change history.

In these ten stories of Minoan Crete, spanning a period of five thousand years, Knossos is at the heart of it all.

You can purchase it on Kindle now.

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Nefret
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Postby Nefret » Fri May 16th, 2014, 7:00 am

That sounds interesting. Does it come in the tree format?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Postby lauragill » Fri May 16th, 2014, 4:14 pm

"Nefret" wrote:That sounds interesting. Does it come in the tree format?


Sorry, it doesn't. If I were to publish it through CreateSpace, the cost of 727 pages would be too expensive for readers. But you don't have to own a Kindle to read the book. I believe Kindle now has an app that allows anyone to read their books.

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Postby Misfit » Fri May 16th, 2014, 4:49 pm

"lauragill" wrote:Sorry, it doesn't. If I were to publish it through CreateSpace, the cost of 727 pages would be too expensive for readers. But you don't have to own a Kindle to read the book. I believe Kindle now has an app that allows anyone to read their books.


Yep, there are apps for just about any mobile device (or PC) that I can think of. Congrats Laura.
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Postby Carla » Fri May 16th, 2014, 4:52 pm

Congratulations!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Postby lauragill » Fri May 16th, 2014, 5:53 pm

Thanks for the congrats. Now go buy! :o

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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Fri May 16th, 2014, 7:01 pm

My phone doesn't support anything that isn't calls or texts. Is there some way I could get it on my laptop?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Postby lauragill » Fri May 16th, 2014, 7:17 pm

"Nefret" wrote:My phone doesn't support anything that isn't calls or texts. Is there some way I could get it on my laptop?


You should be able to download the Kindle app to your laptop.

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri May 16th, 2014, 7:24 pm

"lauragill" wrote:You should be able to download the Kindle app to your laptop.


What version of Windows are you using? Mine is Win 8 and came with a nifty Kindle program. Link to download app for PC should be this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Fri May 16th, 2014, 7:36 pm

"Misfit" wrote:What version of Windows are you using? Mine is Win 8 and came with a nifty Kindle program. Link to download app for PC should be this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download


My laptop already has a kindle app. Now if I only knew how to use it.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}


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